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Classic White Bread

Posted By Vardhini On May 3, 2012 @ 9:25 pm In American,Baking,Bread,Breakfast,Eggless,Gallery,Healthy Recipes,Kid Friendly | 21 Comments

Of late I have become obsessed with baking bread. I do not care much for anything sweet and that makes baking these beauties a pure delight. Added to that the family loves bread like anything and it is all gone the same day. The bread is so tasty that the kids hardly use butter or jam and for the most part eat it plain. Not just my son, but his friend also wanted a second helping of the bread :) . The process is simple with a little planning for the yeast to rise and the French toast that I had posted earlier uses this bread. The recipe is from the cookbook that came with the cuisinart food processor and I have made this bread many times already.

Classic White Bread | Cooks Joy

Pretty loaf of bread.

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Ingredients

  • 1 tsp instant yeast (Refer to notes)
  • 2.5 cups bread flour (all purpose flour can be used)
  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tbsp granulated sugar

My Notes

  1. If using active dry yeast, proof it first with some warm water and sugar and then add to flour. You can add the same amount of yeast as mentioned. For proofing : Mix active dry yeast, little luke warm water(about 1 oz.) and sugar. When it gets frothy, add to the flour. Skip adding sugar to the flour since we have already added it for proofing.
  2. Kneading is important.

Method

1

Take bread flour, butter, salt and yeast in a bowl.

2

Add sugar.

3

Mix it all together.

4

Using water form a dough.

5

Dough ready. Knead well for say 8 – 10 minutes to form a smooth ball.

6

Set aside in a warm place for an hour to double.

7

Dough has doubled in volume.

8

Shape into a loaf and place in a greased loaf pan. Keep aside for an hour to double again.

9

It has risen well. Place in a 400F preheated oven for 30 – 35 minutes until the top is browned.

10

Out of the oven.

Have it with butter or jam or make a french toast. Tasty bread ready.

Classic White Bread | Cooks Joy

Enjoy!

Sending to Bake Fest #7 hosted by Priya and yeastspotting.

 


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